Brighton children in good voice to welcome Rugby World Cup team

Posted On 21 May 2015 at 7:10 am

Children from a Brighton school have been chosen to welcome one of the teams taking part in the Rugby World Cup.

Westdene Primary School Boys Choir is one of 20 to have been selected to be part of the tournament’s official welcome ceremonies in September.

The school’s music co-ordinator Emma Bright said: “We are thrilled Westdene Boys Choir has been chosen to perform at the welcome ceremony for Japan for Rugby World Cup 2015.

“This is probably the most prestigious performance we have ever given and the boys are already working incredibly hard to be sure they give their best performance possible.”

The Boys Choir is one of three choirs at the school. It has been running for just under six years and currently consists of 22 boys aged eight to ten years old.

It was one of more than 100 to apply. The choir will be part of the ceremony to be hosted in Brighton and Hove at a venue and date still to be decided.

England Rugby 2015 managing director Stephen Brown said: “We were really pleased with the response that we got from schools wanting to be involved.

“The standard of the applications was very high and I would like to thank all schools that took the time to apply.

“We now have 20 excellent choirs from across England and Wales that will help us to welcome the participating unions to the tournament and make it a celebration of rugby.”

Japan will take on South Africa at the Amex Community Stadium in Falmer on Saturday 19 September. A day later Samoa play the United States at the stadium.

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